Orange Chicken

Wouldn’t it be cool if we didn’t use dollars, Euros, yen, or pesos any more? Instead, we could use oranges. You would go buy a car with, say, 800 oranges. You would bring them in a wheelbarrow, or you could bring some oranges in juice form. If you were out camping you wouldn’t have to catch your dinner, you could eat some cash! It makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.

Sweet and sour orange chicken with green peppers, rice, and orange zest.

Wallets would have to be altered though. Most wallets can’t hold multiple oranges so they would have to be changed into knapsacks. This means an entirely new market. This idea also means that people will get more exercise because they’d be carrying around more weight. It also promotes healthy eating.

Sweet and sour orange chicken with green peppers, rice, and orange zest.

The only real downside I can think of is that the entire global economy will be turned upside down. Florida will become the economic centre of the world. Canadians will support global warming so that they could grow money on trees. Oh, and Minute Maid will become the new Apple (Apple, get it?).

Sweet and sour orange chicken with green peppers, rice, and orange zest.

Orange Chicken
Chicken with a sweet and sour Chinese-North American twist!
For the chicken:
  • 2 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons (30g) cornstarch
  • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable oil
For the sauce:
  • 1 cup (250ml) orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (15g) cornstarch
  • ¼ green pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the chicken:
  1. Add the soy sauce and egg to the chicken and mix to incorporate. Add the cornstarch and mix to coat. Fry in vegetable oil on medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown. Place cooked chicken on paper towel to drain the oil.
Prepare the sauce:
  1. Combine all ingredients but green pepper. Cook green pepper on medium heat until soft. Add sauce and cook until sauce thickens. Add chicken and toss to coat. Serve warm with rice.


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